2016 NCAA Participant, Outdoor Track and Field | 10,000-Meter Run 2016 All-Mountain West, Outdoor Track and Field | 10,000-Meter Run
Personal-Best Times -- 10,000m: 34:12.05 | 5000m: 16:40.72
JUNIOR YEAR | 2015: Competed in five meets, including the conference and regional championships...recorded a personal-best 6K time of 20:29.3 to finish 28th out of 113 runners at the Washington Invitational...placed within the top-half of the field at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (22:28.8, 56th) and Mountain West Championships (24:48.3, 31st)...also ran that distance at the Pre-National Invitational (21:45.2, 205th)...posted a 5K time of 18:17.8 to finish 20th at the season-opening Colorado State Invitational.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2014: Raced in all six competitions...was the Falcons' top finisher at the Pre-National Invitational, finishing 32nd with a season-best 6K time of 22:30.30...also ran that distance at the Woody Greeno Invitational (22:39.40, 10th), Mountain West Championships (22:46.00, 67th) and NCAA Mountain Region Championships (22:43.87, 64th)...recorded the second-fastest 5K time in Air Force Division I history (17:29.30) at the Notre Dame Invitational (95th)...clocked a 4200-meter time of 15:10.60 to finish 10th at the season-opening Fresno State Invitational.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013: Participated in four meets, including the conference and regional championships...recorded a career-best 6K time of 21:40.10 at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (43rd)...placed 37th at the Mountain West Championships in 22:58.03...made distance debut at Wisconsin's adidas Invitational, clocking 22:02.00 (226th)...clocked the second-fastest 5K time on the team after finishing eighth at the Colorado State Open in 18:34.70.
MAJOR TRACK AND FIELD HIGHLIGHTS: Earned all-conference honors in the 10,000-meter run after placing third at the 2016 Mountain West Outdoor Championships...registered the second-fastest 10K in program history (34:12.05) at the Stanford Invitational...now holds the Junior and Sophomore (36:13.29) Class Records in that event...also moved into third on the Academy's all-time 5000-meter standings for both the indoor (16:58.92) and outdoor (16:40.72) seasons in 2016...accounted for the program's seventh-fastest 3000-meter time (9:51.26, adjusted for altitude) at the 2016 conference championship.
HIGH SCHOOL: Landmark Christian High School...USATF All-American in cross country...2009 cross country state champion...school record-holder in cross country (5K)...four-time state champion in the 3200-meter run (2009-11-12-13)...also holds the Georgia state and school record in that event...named the Atlanta Track Club's Cross Country Woman of the Year for four straight years (2009-12)...member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club...graduated in the top 10-percent of class.
PERSONAL: Full name is Lindy Autumn Long...nicknames are "Long-Legs" and "Linds"...daughter of Dr. James and Lisa Long...has five older siblings, who have all attended a service academy...oldest brothers, Jim (pole vault) and Sam (baseball), both attended Navy and graduated in 2010 and 2011, respectively...brothers Charlie (Class of 2012) and John (Class of 2013) are graduates of Army...older sister, Lainie, is a 2015 Air Force graduate and former member of the Falcons' diving team...majoring in humanities...earning a minor in Spanish...future plans include becoming a pilot...served as Public Affairs Officer...named to the Athletic Director's List...hobbies include exploring Colorado trails...plays the harp...worked Falcon Sports Camps, completed Powered Flight and took an academic class over the summer...member of Cadet Squadron 18.
COACH COLE ON LINDY: Lindy is the DNA of what we're building in our women's distance group. She's talented, but her natural ability is outdone by her work ethic and determination. It's been a process that has required time, but the more Lindy has committed to developing her running ability, the better she has become. Most importantly, the further she's pushed that process, the more she has become a great example of how to be successful for those around her on her team. That's what leadership is all about.